Springboks

Ex-Bok, Bulls No 8 dies

2017-06-22 07:28
Poens Prinsloo (Photo: Facebook)

Pretoria - Former Springbok and Blue Bulls No 8, Poens Prinsloo, passed away at the age of 81 on Tuesday.

Prinsloo, who played 24 games for the-then Northern Transvaal between 1955 and 1963, died of heart failure, the Bulls reported on their official website.

Prinsloo played in a solitary Test for the Springboks in 1963, when he represented South Africa at No 8 against the Wallabies at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

The former policeman was also a Springbok athlete, having represented South Africa in 1959 in the pole vault. He was one of only three people who got national colours in rugby and athletics, the others being Attie van Heerden (1920s) and Jaco Reinach (1980s).

Prinsloo leaves behind three sons and a daughter and 12 grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held at the NG Kerk Wonderboom Poort on Thursday, June 22.

Read more on:    bulls  |  pretoria  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

How will the Springboks fare in their opening Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Port Elizabeth on Saturday?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.